Thursday, 6 June 2013

4th June Swami Vivekananda Life

4 June:
 
To Mrs. Ole Bull -4th June '95
 
Dear Mother,
Today I leave New York at 5 p.m. by steamer with Mr. Leggett.
 
The classes were closed on Saturday last [June 1] and so far the work has been very successful, no small part of which is due to you.
 
MY DEAR SHASHI,
Reading your letter I felt like laughing, and also rather sorry. The cause of the laughter is that you had a dream through indigestion and made yourself miserable, taking it to be real. The cause of my sorrow is that it is clear from this that your health is not good, and that your nerves require rest very badly.
 
Never have I laid a curse on you, and why should I do so now? All your life you have known my love for you, and today are you doubting it? True, my temper was ever bad, and nowadays owing to illness it occasionally becomes terrible — but know this for certain that my love can never cease.